The Bohlin is an oceanfront wedding venue in Newport Rhode Island with delightful coastal elegance. Complementing Newport’s long-standing nautical history, the Bohlin offers a memorable seaside wedding experience in the middle of a world-class marina. The Bohlin’s Sperry tent and dockside terrace are surrounded by classic sailboats and luxury yachts providing a relaxed yet chic atmosphere. The waterfront venue overlooks picturesque views of the marina and the Newport Bridge. 

Event Spaces

The Ceremony site at the Bohlin in Newport, RI offers spectacular views of Newport Harbor.

Seaside Ceremony Site 

Say “I do” amidst the stunning backdrop of Newport Harbor. The waterfront ceremony space at the Bohlin sits at the edge of a 2700 sq ft open-air patio. With the sun setting behind the Newport Bridge, and sailboats passing behind as you exchange your vows, there is no better location for your nautical nuptials. 

The waterfront ceremony site at the Bohlin in Newport is literally at the waters edge.

The Dockside Tent

The Bohlin’s Dockside Sperry Tent comfortably seats up to 250 guests. The cream colored reception tent stretches across beautiful natural wood frames. The option to open the sides allows for the soft breeze to blow in off Newport harbor and easy access to the open air patio and elegant outdoor lounge furniture. 

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The dock and courtyard at the Bohlin make for a beautiful alfresco setting for your cocktail hour.
The Bohlin's receptions take place inside their Sailcloth Sperry tent


The Bohlin offers a unique and memorable dining experience through thoughtfully crafted dishes inspired by the native flavors of New England. Executive Chef Joseph Melanson creates art-like, mouth-watering menus using fresh, local ingredients and hand-made cooking methods. Level up your cocktail hour with a classic New England Raw Bar, or Farm Stand Tuscan Table and enjoy savory entrees like Herb Grilled Filet Mignon or Shrimp Crusted Native Cod. 

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A bride and groom share an intimate moment together on the docks at the Bohlin, Newport.


Wedding Packages at the Bohlin can be enhanced to include everything you’ll need to make your dream wedding a reality. According to Wedding Spot a reception of 50 guests will deem a starting investment of roughly $13,000.  

Local attractions 

Newport Rhode Island is home to more than just amazing wedding venues like the Bohlin. This coastal community, set on Aquidneck Island, is rich in history, New England charm, and plenty of local attractions. Home to the America’s Cup Sailing Regatta and the famous Newport Mansions there is much for your guests to see and do while visiting Newport. 

The bride and groom kiss under the twinkle lights outside the reception tent at the Bohlin in Newport.

Things to keep in mind when planning your Newport Wedding

The Bohlin is one of Newports most popular venues, if you have a date in mind you should reach out early to confirm availability. Once you have your venue secured, consider where you and your guests will be staying. Newport hosts several festivals and events throughout the busier season, room blocks can fill up rather quickly.

Contact Information

Address: 20 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840


Phone(401) 619-7199

Looking for more inspiration for your Bohlin Wedding?

View Tori & Ryan’s Bohlin Wedding here.



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